Australian citizenship

The government wants to strengthen the integrity of the citizenship program and hand Immigration Minister Peter Dutton powers to revoke citizenship where it has been obtained by fraud or misrepresentation.

This would include cases where applicants had provided false or misleading information during the visa and citizenship processes.

The Department of Home Affairs (formerly the Department of Immigration and Border Control)  has weighed in on proposed changes to citizenship laws, saying “Australian citizenship is a privilege to be given by the Australian people, rather than a right to be claimed by an individual’’.